polgeo200-010 - DeBlij, Murphy and Fouberg Human Geography...

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DeBlij, Murphy and Fouberg Human Geography STATE : a politically organized territory with a permanent population, a defined territory and a government. To be a state, an entity must be recognized (as such) by other states. NATION : a culturally defined group of people with a shared past and a common future who relate to a territory and have political goals NATION-STATE : a politically organized area in which nation and state occupy the same space NATION – TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION … was based on cultural similarity - one language - common long-range history - same ethnic background It has been demonstrated that (strong) nations may « exist » without narrowly satisfying the above criteria.
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the original European model - holds a population that considers itself a nation - possesses a defined territory - has well developped organization (infrastructure; political system; institutions … health care, education etc…) - there is power - to « enforce », protect sovereignty It can be argued that many states emerged and progressed without satisfying some of the above « conditions » (for ex. multi-national states)
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2010 for the course GEOG geog200 taught by Professor Bernard during the Spring '10 term at Concordia Canada.

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polgeo200-010 - DeBlij, Murphy and Fouberg Human Geography...

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